Friday, December 25, 2020

It is a Bright Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a very Happy Holiday season, wherever you live around the world!  I have one last little holiday project I wanted to share, and then can we skip to summer?!  😂 (But seriously...can we?!  Please!  😊)  I love this tag though...it is sticking with a bit of my non-traditional colors of Christmas love...but also is pretty traditional.  So a win-win for whatever your preference is, right?!  Hee.   I used Magenta Madness, instead of a red, for the holly berries.  I love the brightness of it SO much!

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Colors: Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Christmas Gleaming
Tools: Beautiful Boughs Dies, 2 1/4" Circle Punch (for mask), Water Painters, Heat Tool, Sponges
Accessories:  Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread

The Magenta Madness mixed on a Coastal Cabana sponged circle with some splatter & some Granny Apple Green holly leaves...well it just perfectly rounds out that bright & merry christmas tag...right?!  😃


A little tip on the sponged and splattered circle...use whatever size circle you want and punch or die-cut it from Vellum Cardstock.  Then you set aside the punched or die-cut piece and use the negative space from it as your mask.  And then it is see-through so you can easily see where you want your circle!  So just lay your mask onto your project, and sponge away!  If you want that variation of color like I did here, just add more layers of ink in spots to get the different shades.  

This tag is one of my fave things I've made this season, so that means I should make a bunch, right?!  Hee.  I thought so too!  😁 


I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you with all your paper crafting needs!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Fancy Time Saver Challenge!

Well look at that...it is now last minute until Christmas!  Yikes!  I hope you have been following along with us on the Fancy Friday Design Team to check out all our Time Saving Tips this holiday season!  (Follow us on Facebook or Instagram: Stampin' Fancy Friday)  I am excited to share mine! 

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather, Memento Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Banner Year
Tools: So Many Snowflakes Dies, Classic Label Punch, Water Painters
AccessoriesGold Glitter Enamel Dots, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
 
Want to make your Christmas gift fancy & special, but don't have a lot of time?!  Well me too!  😀  Just make an oversized quick tag and tie it onto your gift packaging with some fancy ribbon!  I have found a little handmade touch goes a long way to make someone feel fancy & special, and is always worth the few extra moments.  I used different colors for these tags to share some variety, but feel free to pic one color and mass produce for even quicker creating!  
 
And look how cute it is tied on a simple Kraft gift bag!  
 
 

These tags are beautiful, but they really just took a couple mins to make.  Just did a quick watercolor wash in the different colors, black splatter, a few die-cut snowflakes, a greeting and a punch tab on top!  😍  

I could NOT decide which color was my favorite!  Do you have one?!

Flirty Flamingo:
 

Soft Sea Foam:

Coastal Cabana:

 

Highland Heather:

 

These were such fun tags to make!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  One last look at the tags:

Who wouldn't want to receive a gift with this fun tag on it?!  I know I would!  Hee.  If you give this tip a try...I want to see what you make!

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Rainbow Christmas Trees for TGIF Challenge 295!

Christmas is almost here!  Crazy!  Do you still have some crafty projects to make?!  Cards?  Gift packaging?  Gifts?  Albums?!  Well...maybe you could incorporate this challenge into something you have to do!  Then make sure you head to the TGIF Challenge Blog and submit your project!  I can't wait to share with you what I made!

I am embracing the "non-traditional" color combos for Christmas this year.  And I'm kinda loving it.  So for this challenge...that is all about Christmas Trees...I made a rainbow Christmas tree field!  😀


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Basic Black

Inks:  Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, VersaMark

Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper

Stamps: Tag Buffet

Tools: Heat Tool, Water Painters, Pine Tree Punch, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders, Stitched Rectangle Dies
 
Accessories:  White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread, Gilded Gems

This was a super fun card to make.  Just punched out some trees from watercolor paper and added my colors!  If you follow me...you know I use these colors a whole lot.  Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, and Gorgeous Grape. 


I added a lot of texture to this project.  I embossed the trees and also added some Embossing Paste to the background, using Shimmery Embossing Paste & Basic Pattern Decorative Masks.  


Again...this was a super fun card to make!  I hope you enjoy! 

And here is your challenge for the week!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!  Please just let me know how I can!  

Thank you for visiting!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Happy Tasteful Textures:

Just a quick post to share a fun & cheery card today!  I know it's winter.  I also know it's almost Christmas.  I also know I need bright & cheery in my life...no matter what time of year it is!  😀 ESPECIALLY in 2020!  AmIright?! 😉Who else does?!?!?  Well then here you go!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness, Purple Posy, Whisper White
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness, Purple Posy, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Purple Posy, Whisper White, Basic Black, Brushed Metallic Cardstock
Stamps: Tasteful Textures, A Wish For Everything
Tools: Scripty Embossing Folder, Celebration Labels Dies, Word Wish Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories:  Whale of a Time Sequins, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread
I am really loving this color combo!  Purple Posy, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana!  Love, Love, Love!  Give it a try and show me what you make with it!  Here are a few more pics of the details if you are interested:


I LOVE this stamp set, Tasteful Textures.  It is so much fun to add some fun layers!  I used that fun square background then added some bold feathers on the top.  Kinda love it.  


And can we talk about that Brushed Metallic Cardstock.  TOTALLY swooning over it and the fun texture it adds.  Love!  💞

Who doesn't love a little Linen Thread bow, especially with that fun Scripty Embossed background.  Love it!  


I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to answer anything!  One more view of the whole card!  


Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you need help...with something on this card or helping you get any papercrafting supplies or whatever you need!  Hope you enjoyed this card!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Right Triangle & Many Mates Mashup...

Playing catch-up a little bit and realizing I forgot to post this card back in Sept!  😕 One day I will be back on my game.  Hopefully.  Hee.  But I loved this challenge we did over at Stampin' Fancy Friday!  (Follow us on IG & Facebook...we post new challenges every month and then new inspiration with that challenge all month long!!!) It is all about combining stamp sets!  My card, I used the Right Triangle Bundle and the Many Mates Stamp Set.  I LOVE having just a bold, totally versatile, stamp set in my arsenal of crafting supplies.  Because you can pair it with ANY greeting and have a card for any occasion!  Here is my geometric thank you!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Mango Melody, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: The Right Triangle, Many Mates
Tools: Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Stitched Triangles Dies, Heat Tool, Water Painters 
Accessories:  Whale of a Time Sequins, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (white twine)

I can't seem to ever walk away from these colors.  Haha.  I LOVE them!  I also love how bright and fun they make these triangles.  I first stamped them onto watercolor paper, and embossed them with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Then I just watercolored over them and cut them out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies!  They layered them together!  😍

Here is a better view of these cuties:



Did you participate in the challenge back in September?!  Hey...if not...it isn't too late, right?!  It's always a good time to participate in a challenge!  Just mash up any two stamp sets and share your creation!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would love to help however I could!


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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Rainbowed Message of Love:

Rainbow colors, watercoloring, embossing, fun lace-y detail, and lots of love to share...what could be better, right?!  😉

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Basic Black

Inks:  Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, VersaMark

Cardstock/Papers:  Shimmery White, Whisper White, Basic Black

Stamps: Parcels & Petals

Tools: Heat Tool, Water Painters
 
AccessoriesSquare Vellum Doilies, Magenta Madness 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

I pretty much love how this card turned out!  I hope you do too!  I used some fun Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder bunches on this card!  First, I stamped the background design from the Parcels & Petals Stamp Set multiple times and them embossed with the Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Then just give that baby a fun rainbow watercolor wash!  And now it's time to add your focal point and details!  Some pleated ribbon, some fun gold embossed flowers, and those FABULOUS 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots!  Take a peek at the details:

I LOVE adding this fun detail with ribbon.  Just add some Tear & Tape adhesive to the back of the cardstock, and "pleat" the ribbon...basically folding it back and forth on itself down the cardstock!  

Can we talk about the amazing Vellum Doilies that are in the Annual Catalog?!  They are SOOOOO cute and add such a gorgeous detail!  I may never stop adding them to things!  Hee.  I cut one in half for this card, and then adhered it on the side of the watercolored piece.  Such a GORGEOUS detail!  I love it! 😍

I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would love to help you with anything!  Thanks so much for visiting! 

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Fancy Core Colors Magic:

Have you been following along with our Stampin' Fancy Friday Challenge this month?!  I hope so...because it is one of my favorite type of challenges!  It is a Color Challenge!!!  Specifically it is a Core Colors Challenge!  This means you choose one color from each of the Stampin' Up! Color Collections and make a project with it! I love this take on a color challenge!  If you have played along, I want to see what you made!  And I am excited to share what I made!  I LOVE how magical colors can be.  Coastal Cabana is one of my VERY favorite colors.  It can be such a bright blue with paired with brighter colors.  However, when paired with more muted colors like on the card below, its shows its more subtle side!  The colors I used for this card are: Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, & Coastal Cabana. 

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)


Colors: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry

Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, VersaMark

Cardstock/Papers:  Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Vellum

Stamps: Rooted In Nature, Well Said

Tools: Nature's Roots Dies, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder Forever Flourishing Dies, Heat Tool, Water Painters
 
AccessoriesWhale of a Time Sequins, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Here is a bit of an up close pictures of the colors together.  I love them! 

Also...a fave detail on this card is that embossed gold splatter!  I simply mixed a bit of VersaMark reinker with a little bit of water.  The used a Water Painter to splatter the mixture on my card.  Added Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set.  Voila!  Magical gold embossed splatter.  😍

 

I hope you enjoy this card!  I LOVED making this one!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything! One more quick view of the full card:


 Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you play along and I can't wait to see what you make!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Some Textured Sponged Sunshine...

I guess it's winter, huh?!  So my cards seem to be inspired by me needing sunshine.  😂  I shared a sponged sunset last time.  Today I am sharing a simple sponged sun...with texture this time! 

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Memento Black, BLENDS MARKERS:  Light & Dark Pool Party, Light & Dark Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock/Papers:  Gray Granite, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock (to make circle mask), Brights 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Pretty Parasol
Tools: Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Dies, Sponges
AccessoriesWoven Threads Sequins Assortment, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (white thread)

This was super simple to do.  Just used a circle mask (cut a circle from a piece of Vellum cardstock...making sure there is extra vellum around the whole circle to protect the cardstock you are sponging on) to sponge a sun where I wanted it on the cardstock.  Then emboss it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and add whatever other details you want!  I colored this umbrella with Stampin' Blends makers. 

And I just totally love this fun texture! 

I also loved this sponged greeting.  I like how you can easily get an ombre look.  (I also have a fun trick to punch a smaller postage stamp.  See the photo below!) 

Here is how I made a smaller postage stamp.  I first punched out the greeting, lining up the bottom of the stamp with the bottom of the punch.  So it had extra on top.  Then, I grabbed a Post-It, stuck it to that, and used that to guide the punched greeting back into the punch.  I then lined up the edges, and punched off the excess.  Voila!  A smaller postage stamp! 

I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!

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Monday, November 23, 2020

A Topical Friend Like You ...

Palm trees & a beautiful sunset...what more do you need?!  How about one you can look at ... OR MAKE YOURSELF ... year round! Which one is your favorite?!

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Misty Moonlight, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, VersaMark, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Misty Moonlight, Mango Melody, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock (to make circle mask)
Stamps: Friend Like You
Tools: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Sponges
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whale of a Time Sequins, Linen Thread

One I stamped in black & then embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The other one I embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  But both are sponged the same.  

This version has a Misty Moonlinght card base:

I cut out a mask using a circle die and vellum cardstock, put it onto the Whisper White cardstock, put a Post-It on the bottom for a straight edge, and then sponged.  I sponged Daffodil Delight on the bottom, then Mango Melody, and finally a little Magenta Madness.  I stamped the waves on the bottom and then sponged some Coastal Cabana over it.  I have to admit....I pretty much really love these cards.  Here is the sponging up close...I just love the blending:

 
This gold embossed card, I decided to use Bermuda Bay as the card base.  But most everything else is the same. 
 



So what version is your favorite?!  Are you going to make one?  Let me know if you do!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Truly Thankful...TGIF Challenge 291:

Wow.  I have been SILENT!  I am SOOOOO sorry.  Can I just say...What. A. Year.  Anyone else feeling it?!  😉  Of course, we all are.  I am sorry for my silence because I have missed this!  So I am back!!!  With a fun challenge!  Because I LOVE being on the TGIF Challenge Design Team and I LOVE how a challenge can inspire you when you need a little direction.  This challenge is all about being thankful, so of course a Thank You card totally fits the bill!

SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Subtles 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Best Year
Tools: Sweet Silhouette Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Bone Folder
AccessoriesGold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Linen Thread, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon

I kept it soft and subtle for this card!  A die cut, a greeting, some texture...what else do you need?!  😁

I love distressing the corners like this to add some fun texture.  You curl it with a Bone Folder to break up the fibers of the cardstock.  Then separate the layers!  So cute, right?! 

I love the pop of color this greeting adds.  I embossed it in gold onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I just sponged some Flirty Flamingo ink on it to add a subtle, but layered, pop of color.  💕

I hope you enjoy this card and come play along this week for our challenge!  Simply make a card, post it, and then share it with us on the TGIF Challenge blog!  It is easy and so much fun!  Can't wait to see what you make!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Pierced Blooms Sketch...TGIF Challenge 303!!!

 It's FRIDAY!  And the TGIF Challenge I have for you today is a SKETCH challenge!  I love this kind of "challenge" because it ...